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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Join us for a thrilling retelling of Washington Irving's fall classic, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk will be at the Tapping Reeve House on Sunday, October 5 at 1:00 pm to tell this classic tale. See our calendar for a full description.

Fall Fundraiser!
Our annual Fall Fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, October 11! This year's event will feature barbeque from The Cookhouse in New Milford and music by Switch Factory. The festivities begin at 6 pm at the White Memorial Activity Shed. All proceeds from this event benefit the Historical Society's inititative to provide free programming to the Litchfield Public Schools. Corporate sponsorship has been generously provided by Carmody, Torrence, Sandak, & Hennessey LLP. Click here to view the invite and here to register!

CollectionSpace Is Live!
Search the Collection Online!
The Litchfield Historical Society is pleased to announce the launch of Collection Space, a new online searchable database that makes information about items held in the museum collection visible to the public. Only a small percentage of the museum’s rich collection can be on display in the museum at one time, but now even objects in storage are visable online! Find clothing, furniture, needlework, paintings, prints, drawings, household objects, and more. This 6,000 item database represents a third of our total collection, so please be sure to check back in often! Staff is adding new records and additional information every day. If you have any questions, contact the Curator of Collections at 860-567-4501 or

Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town
by Rachel Carley

The first history of Litchfield to be published in nearly 100 years is award-winning!! It's honors include the Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards; Historic New England 2012 Annual Book Prize; the 2012 Linley Award from the Association for the Study of Connecticut History; and Best in Category at the 55th Annual New England Book Show. This lively portrait of the town is sumptuously illustrated with rarely seen maps, photographs, and paintings.

Architectural historian, preservation consultant, and local resident Rachel Carley engages readers with an expansive view of the town's rich heritage through its buildings and landscapes in Litchfield Village, Bantam, Northfield, Milton, and South Farms.

For more information and to order the book, call 860-567-4501 or go to the Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town page.

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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
October 5, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm

Annual Fall Fundraiser
October 11, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm

Drop in Crafts: Make Your Own WWI-inspired Poster
October 11, 2014
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Leather Apron Book Club: Flygirl
October 15, 2014
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Archives Month: Personal Digital Archives Day
October 15, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

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